Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Pilsener
Marlborough, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Moa Methode Pilsner is a clean, crisp lager with a dry finish. A late throw of Pacifica and Motueka hops gives some upfront citrus aromatics, and the champagne yeast used in secondary fermentation imparts complex spicy characters.

Tasting Notes
Moa Methode is a German style pilsner with a high bitterness balanced with a relatively full mouth feel. Citrus hop characters dominate aroma with the presence of fresh bread yeast notes. It can either be poured carefully off the lees or alternatively with the lees mixed in if a strong yeast character is desired. Moa Methode is a complex pilsner best served in a pilsner glass at approximately 6˚C to maximise aromatic release.

Gold - Asia Beer Awards
Bronze Australian Intl. Beer Awards
Bronze Brew NZ Awards

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (5850) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2013
New Beer Distributors, NY 375ml ($4): Pours sexy big white head and golden body. Aroma is grassy hops and a hit of citrus. Taste is somewhat bitter. Very nice and smooth. Some degree of complexity. Nice little pilsner aftertaste with some bitterness lingering about. Quite a good pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
floydian1 (1414) - FNQ, Australia, - MAR 6, 2013
Draught in Dunedin, NZ.. Golden body beneath a medium short lasting white head. Nose and flavours of grainy malts balanced by a mild grassy hop bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Lacks the dry hop finish of the best German-style pilsners but still ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (22951) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Draft. Clear golden color, medium whitenhead. Aroma of floral citrus. Taste is bitter straw and light spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (4373) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2 mar 2013, bottle. Yellow, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is skunky lager hops, some lemon rind as well. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Lots of hay malt and light lemon rind hops. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso - Old Town. Clear golden. Nose has floral notes and slight plastic. Flavor adds a bit of light grain. Lightly bitter. Very light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
maneliquor (3508) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours orange with a small white head. Ok lacing. Nose is half pilsner half wheat beer. Intriguing. Taste is bland wheat and circuit malts. Lightly toasted. Ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2953) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Draft at Eulogy. Poured a hazy yellow (almost greenish) amber with an overflowing white head (it was the top of the keg) that left sheets of lace. Yeasty nose. Tastes like a floral pilsner. Rubbed sage. Honey. Green banana. Parsley. Palm fronds. Fuller body than one would expect for a pilsner. Unusual fragrant variation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickyleepotts (100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2013
There are five beers in this series from Moa, and I tried the pale ale first. The pale ale is gross. Thats all there is to it. Tried this one last night, and it had a massive head. Then I smelled it, and it wasnt shabby. The flavor is nice, but drink this cold. It really breaks down as it heats up. There are better pilsners out there, and I am on a double/imperial pilsner kick. But this was MUCH better than the pale ale. The pale and the pilsner are capped, while the other three are corked. People say the corked ones are much better. Excited to try those this week.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Big ups to durhambeer for sharing one with me - thanks, Bob! Vigorous carbonation on the pour, vibrant light gold with an elegant head, modest lacing. Intriguing nose of noble hops and the more fruity variety, along with a deep earthy goodness from yeast. Spicy and grassy for sure, but not merely aggressive. In fact, in addition to the intriguing fruit component there was a strong element of golden beets that really enhanced some of the grainier pils qualities. Righteous stuff for sure, quite the hybrid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6832) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2013
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Old Town Pub, Porvoo, 20130202) The beer poured pale golden and hayz. Its head was medium sized, long lasting and white. Aroma had fruitiness, citricness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grass, fruitiness, grain and bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter. Resembeled more a pale than a pils but nevertheless a tasty beer.

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